The exuberant summer has gone; now come the festive seasons of harvest and year-end celebrations. Come and learn how to use the Chinese brush/graphic technique to render fall and winter objects such as corn and gourd; chrysanthemum and dragonfly; bittersweet and cardinal; and amaryllis. We will begin with a short practice of the basic strokes of Chinese calligraphy which form the basis of Chinese brush painting. During each lesson, students are encouraged to study the objects from photographs and experiment with brush methods for their renditions. Following a demonstration from the instructor students will finish their weekly painting with instructor guidance. Beginning and returning students are welcome. (Painting supplies for new students: approximately $57 paid directly to instructor.) Please bring the following materials to class: A piece of felt or absorbent paper to protect your paintings and to prevent staining table surfaces; three cups or a water container divided into three sections; and a palette or dishes for watercolors. Class will meet October 7, 21, 28 and November 4.
The Lexington Community Education Large Conference Room is located at 146 Maple Street, Access by 328 Lowell Street,
Son-Mey Chiu (ED.D. Harvard University; Chinese Master Emerita, Boston Latin School) is a professional Chinese painter. She has taught at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the Decordova Museum, the Harvard Graduate School of Education and other New England institutions.